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Author Archives: John

Christmas with the Kids, cabin with Trish

We spent Christmas Eve with the kids at home and Christmas day packing for our trip to the cabin near Hurricane. This was the wife’s first trip to the cabin since the walls went up. She’d been there once before after we got the foundation and platform built, but it’s a big change from platform more »

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May 2015, FST ATV Ride

So the first ride of this summer. Met Stoney Robertson at True North camped the night. The next day we were joined by John Johnston and Dave Oliver. We took off explored the mine and then headed down some dusty trails crossing the Steese and Circle Fairbanks Trail…ended up at Chatanika Lodge had a nice more »

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The Cabin Has Stairs

Took a few days off of work and went down to the cabin. I left around 5:30 in the morning figuring I’d get to the parking area by 9:00 so I could ride in to the cabin before the snow started to get to soft to haul any loads. It went pretty good, the temps more »

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Two Rivers Run

What I figured was my last local ride was the Snow Travelers Two River run lead by Stoney. It turned out to be a good ride of about 48 miles on the trails north and south of Chena Hot Springs Road and through a couple of trails I hadn’t been on before. We started out more »

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Spring is in the air

So I made a trip down to the cabin for 4 days and it was beautiful. 50 above when I arrived at the parking at 4:00 PM Thursday. Still lots of snow and not to soft for riding on. Share on Facebook

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Fresh snow and Chatanika

We got a nice dump of fresh snow, a wet and heavy fresh snow, not what we usually get in Interior Alaska. I’m use to that nice dry powdery stuff, but this year has been such a snow drought for us any snow is appreciated, even wet heavy stuff. As the club didn’t have any more »

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Iron Dog Week 2015

After the Sweetheart run the week before I decided to make a cabin run and haul in some more lumber for the generator shack. Jake offered to come along so we also hauled in the new 7KW generator, which means I can run the chop saw again when getting the tongue and grove up on more »

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Feb 15, 2015 FST Sweetheart Run

A great day and an excellent 106 mile ride. When I arrived at Chena Pump Landing, our parking area, at 8:30 AM it was already 2 above zero. It looked like it was getting a little cloudy and of course that had me wondering about the flat light. Last year there was a couple of more »

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Hurricane Cabin in Jan 2015

Finally made it in. We are definately lacking snow fall, but I did have a good 5 days :

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Snow storms and cabin

So we finally got some snow and it turned out to be a big dump. Ok, snow down and time to get to the cabin and work on the inside walls. I picked up some form board to finish insulating the floor, well not really, the floor insulation is actually done with a R-38 rating, more »

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